"Chris White’s elegantly economical direction allows the playlets of Khalil’s drama to unfold with transparent economy"

The Telegraph on Scenes from 68* Years


"Keeping a tight focus on the large company and the expansive text, Chris White’s direction is bold and wonderfully fluid."

- Exeunt, on

Scenes from 68* Years

Chris White is a freelance theatre director and practitioner. He is current currently directing the world premiere Booby's Bay, by Henry Darke, produced by Alison Holder and designed by Paul Burgess.


A passionate, comic fable about the housing crisis in Cornwall and beyond, and a maverick’s mission to turn the tide.


Following the play's world premiere at the Finborough Theatre (from 30 Jan - 24 Feb 2018), it will be performed at the Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol (from 1 - 3 March 2018) and then a site specific venue in Cornwall (@Porthcothan_Bay contact @kirstycotton @HallforCornwall - tickets are free for the Cornwall run).


Chris's acclaimed production of Hannah Khalil's Scenes from 68* Years ran at the Arcola Theatre in London in April 2016. He was nominated for Best Director in the Offie Awards 2016 for this production.


Chris has also worked in Beijing, directing A Midsummer Night's Dream at the National Centre of Performing Arts with an ensemble of Chinese actors in 2016.


Further recent work includes a nation-wide project with RSC Education called The Head That Wears A Crown, which culminated in a perfomance on the main stage at the Royal Shakespeare Company in July 2015. Watch the trailer below:



Chris has also worked at The Belgrade Theatre in Coventry on I Burn, I Pine, I Perish, which he created and directed with the Shine On and Youth comapnies. Read Chris's blog about his experience.


Chris is an Associate Practitioner and Director for RSC Education and co-runs the young writer's programme at Soho Theatre.

Chris White

Theatre Director

Other work includes Hard Places by Farhad Sorabjee played at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester in September 2012 (supported by ACE), then at the Prithvi Theatre, Mumbai, followed by an Indian tour in November 2012; the Meyer-Whitworth award nominated, sell-out London production of Hannah Khalil's Plan D at the Tristan Bates Theatre, Covent Garden, and 40 Years Young (produced with Mark Bixter) at the Young Vic, an original production created by Chris, celebrating 40 years of the theatre, featuring visual art, music, extracts of former shows, and new work by Martin Crimp and Matthew Dunster.


Chris is represented by Rachel Daniels a Berlin Associates.


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